So You Want to be a Doctor? (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199686865

Stephan Sanders; David Metcalfe; Harveer Dev
368 Pages
157 x 233 mm
Pub date
Oct 2013
Success in Medicine
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Applying for medical school needn't be such a daunting prospect with this book on your side. Packed with insight, tips, and information you won't find anywhere else, the second edition of So you want to be a doctor? is an essential guide to the application process from start to finish. Over 100 medical students and admissions tutors have contributed to unique profiles of every medical school in the UK. An insider point-of-view on each school is complemented by straight-forward rankings of each school by the cost of living, the difficulty of the course, and the competition for each place. With such a comprehensive and honest survey of UK medical schools, choosing the right one for you has never been easier. Alongside these profiles, this guide is packed with practical advice for every step of the application process. Find out what kind of work experience is best, and how to go about getting it. Prepare for your interview with an updated chapter including sample questions taken from the direct experience of successful medical school candidates. Ace your UKCAT or BMAT by learning how to approach the tests strategically and practising with the included sample questions. So you want to be a doctor? Then you'll need this book!


Becoming a doctor
1. Making the decision
2. Succeeding at A-level
3. Taking a gap year
4. Getting a life
5. Work experience
6. Preparing for admission tests
7. Choosing a medical school
8. Undergraduate medical schools
9. Perfecting the UCAS form
10. Getting into Oxbridge
11. Graduate entry medicine
12. Graduate entry medical schools
13. Non-traditional applications
14. How to succeed at interview
15. If things don't work out
16. Making the most of medical school
17. Sample BMAT and UKCAT questions
18. Useful resources

About the author: 

Harveer Dev, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; David Metcalfe, University of Warwick, University College London, and St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, UK; Stephan Sanders, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA

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